The Camera Man
The Camera Man was a camera seller in Chicago, USA known only by a few "minicams" for 127 film. One known address was 14 West Lake Street. Its bakelite Silver King model was uniquely styled, with a top housing that almost resembles crashing surf. The more angular Champion and President models were available by 1946 and are also seen under different "manufacturer" names, such as Lee Industries, Drexel Camera Co. (Minnesota), and General Products. The Chicago camera industry was notorious for confusing brand re-namings of this kind.
- ↑ Max Levinger ad for Champion minicam in Popular Photography magazine April 1946 (Vol. 18, No. 4) page 174.
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|Companies of Chicago (Illinois)|
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See The Chicago Cluster for more probably-related cameras and "companies"